MS in Architectural Studies

This post-professional degree program provides the opportunity to engage in research specialization or focus beyond that possible within the professional degree programs. Two concentrations are currently available: Architectural Pedagogy and the History and Culture of Architecture.

The Master of Science in Architectural Studies (MSAS) program is open to students who already hold an NAAB-accredited professional degree in architecture as well as to students who are already enrolled in another degree program in the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design. Prospective students who do not already have an NAAB-accredited degree must enroll in another one of our graduate programs (typically the MArch program) in order to pursue the MSAS degree.

Admission requires an application that includes a portfolio, transcripts, a statement of purpose with a specific research focus for the proposed program of study, and three letters of recommendation. Admission to this MSAS program requires a faculty member to accept responsibility as the academic adviser who supervises the proposed course work and thesis.

Requirements Units
Mandatory thesis or project 6
Research preparation 3
Seminars, directed research, and independent study 21
Total Units 30

Note: A maximum of 15 credits can be "double-counted" for both the MArch, MLA, or MUD program and the Master of Science program. Decisions regarding course credit to be "double-counted" will be made by the academic adviser.